Ioan-Alexandru Paval

Ioan-Alexandru Paval

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Experience

I am an experienced performance analyst and academic lecturer with a track record of working in high-performance sport (rugby and football) and undertaking a variety of tasks ranging from technical, tactical,  and statistical (predictive) analyses to people management and strategic service development.

Research interests

My research interests revolve around investigating the professional practice in sports performance analysis with a particular focus on tenets of effectiveness as well as the field of strategic management and leadership practice. Topical research interest areas include:

Applied Service Delivery - Performance Analysis

Practitioner Work-Related Demands - Performance Analysis

Professional Effectiveness - Performance Analysis

Service Development - Performance Analysis

Innovative Curriculum Development Strategy - Performance Analysis

Strategic Leadership  - Strategic Management and Leadership Practice

Leading and Developing People to Optimise Performance - Strategic Management and Leadership Practice

Developing and Implementing Organisational Strategy - Strategic Management and Leadership Practice

Leading Strategic Change - Strategic Management and Leadership Practice

Personal and Professional Development for Strategic Leaders - Strategic Management and Leadership Practice

Entrepreneurial Practice - Strategic Management and Leadership Practice

Teaching interests

Proficient in developing research-informed, student-centered curricula in sports performance analysis aligned to current industry standards and underpinned by effective use of academic concepts. I am also interested in the continuous development of innovative delivery methods around the philosophy of research, subsequent methodologies and axiological contribution.

Skills

Performance Analysis - Higher Education Skills:

Learning and Teaching

E-learning

Pedagogy

Andragogy

Curriculum Development 

Content-Specific Syllabus Design and Implementation

Research Design and Methodology

Performance Analysis

Strategic Management and Leadership Practice

Econometrics

Project Management

Agile Methodology

Software Development 

SCRUM Methodology

Telemetry in Sports Performance

Knowledge of Theoretical and Applied Thespian Principles

Technological Skills:

Blackboard (Advanced Functionality)

Panopto

Jupyter

SPSS

Tableau

Flourish - Data Visualisation and Story Telling

R

JavaScript

HTML

Cascading Style Sheets

Microsoft Office Suite

SportsCode (Advanced Functionality)

SportsCode (Advanced Scripting)

Focus

MatchTracker

Coach Logic

Metrica Play

Longomatch

Hudl Suite

VideoScribe

After Effects

iMovie

Other Interests

Awards and Professional Achievements:

B.Sc. Award Leader's Prize for Outstanding Academic Performance - 2017 - University of South Wales

B.Sc. D.J. Pulling Memorial Ward: Prize for Outstanding Academic Performance

M.Sc. Student of the Year Award - 2018 - University of South Wales

Antim Ivireanu Cup Winner - 2017 - Issued by European Rugby Federation (Rugby Europe)

Pershing Cup Winner - 2017 - Issued by Issued by European Rugby Federation (Rugby Europe)

Rugby European Champion - 2017 - Issued by Issued by European Rugby Federation (Rugby Europe)

World Rugby Nations Cup Winner - 2016 - Issued by World Rugby

Foster Challenge Cup Winner - 2015 - Issued by Welsh Rugby Union

 

 

 

 

Education/Academic qualification

Sports Coaching and Performance, M.Sc.

Award Date: 9 Feb 2018

Rugby Coaching and Performance, B.Sc., University of South Wales

Award Date: 9 Jun 2017

Rugby Coaching, Accreditation - Level 2 Rugby Coach

Award Date: 9 Feb 2016

Rugby Coaching, Accreditation - Level 1 Rugby Coach

Award Date: 9 Jun 2014

Sports Performance Analysis, Ph.D.

9 Oct 20199 May 2025

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